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BUSINESS
November 6, 2013 | Ken Bensinger
A deal to sell the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register may be in jeopardy less than a month after it was announced. On Oct. 10, Aaron Kushner, owner of the Register, said he would buy the Inland Empire's largest newspaper for $27.25 million, adding it to his fast-growing stable of Southern California dailies. But a filing by A.H. Belo Corp., the Press-Enterprise's current owner, casts doubts on the deal. Originally slated to close Oct. 15, the sale has been extended to Nov. 15, according to the Monday filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-1; Spurs 1-0. Record vs. Spurs (2012-13): 1-2. Update: The Spurs were the ones who put an end to the Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles, sweeping the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs last season. Tim Duncan left the Spurs' season-opening 101-94 victory over Memphis because of a bruised chest after getting inadvertently elbowed early in the third quarter Wednesday.
SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is doubtful for Friday's game as his team visits the Lakers at Staples Center. Duncan was hit in the chest by Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen on Wednesday in a 101-94 Spurs victory.  The Spurs All-Star played just 17 minutes, scoring three points before sitting. A CT scan Thursday confirmed a chest contusion, according to the Spurs. Duncan's status is listed as day to day, but doubtful against the Lakers -- although he will travel to Los Angeles with the team.
SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
In Boston this week, a patchwork collection of athletes with grimy beards and dirt-caked knees had the remarkable strength to elevate a city torn by tragedy. A baseball season that began with the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing ended with the magic of a Boston Red Sox world championship. When the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals and clinched a title at swaggering, swooning Fenway Park for the first time in 95 years, you really wanted to believe this was another example of Boston Strong.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
By helping to rescue the daughter of fugitive Nick Brody (Damian Lewis), Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) jeopardizes a high-stakes undercover operation in “The Yoga Play,” Episode 305 of Showtime's “Homeland.” In the episode, Carrie is under tight surveillance as she draws out the man behind the bombing of CIA headquarters: Iranian intelligence official Majid Javadi (Shaun Toub). Posing as a business traveler, Javadi enters the U.S. at a remote border crossing in Vermont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Howard Blume and Teresa Watanabe
When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance. Now Deasy's future - along with the district's direction - is in doubt at a critical point. L.A. Unified is facing new academic standards, major budget decisions and a massive iPad technology project. On Thursday, just days before his scheduled performance review by a new, less supportive school board, the school chief told some top officials that he might step down.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By August Brown
Musicians are often prone to soul-baring binges on social media, but perhaps none have gone as brutally introspective as Donald Glover did this week. The "Community" actor and MC (as Childish Gambino) uploaded a poignant series of photos to Instagram over the weekend listing his myriad doubts about himself, his future and his career. His concerns ranged from the esoteric ("I'm afraid I hate who I really am") to the prosaic ("I'm scared my girl will get pregnant at not the exact time we want")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2013 | Sandy Banks
There is more at stake than test scores in the effort to provide iPads to 600,000 Los Angeles Unified students in time for the state's upcoming switch to online achievement exams. If my inbox is a measure of public opinion, the district's credibility is on the line in ways that may haunt the school system for years to come. My column last week on the glitch-plagued iPad rollout drew criticism from readers who said I unfairly blamed class warfare for resistance to Supt. John Deasy's plan to give every student in the predominantly poor and minority district a $678 tablet.
SPORTS
October 13, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now for the Dodgers' definitive injury report on Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier -- they have no idea. It could, of course, just be that they're not telling, but they somewhat understandably said during Sunday's optional workout at Dodger Stadium that they were uncertain whether either would be able to start Monday's crucial Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ramirez (ribs) said he's planning to try to play, and Ethier (ankle) said he just did not know whether he could effectively play the field.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2013 | Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee
The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget stalemate boiled over in Washington. Now, with the federal government partially shut down and a looming debt-limit deadline threatening financial market chaos, analysts said it's highly unlikely that Fed policymakers will reduce their stimulus efforts when they meet at the end of this month.
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